- Dec 5, 2019
The Mexican bishops’ conference has established a team to protect children against clerical sexual abuse, advise church leaders and develop and outline prevention protocols.
An auxiliary police officer was shot dead at the Mexico City home of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera in what authorities described as an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the retired churchman.
The Mexican bishops’ conference has pledged to pursue a new pastoral vision, in which the Church is considered close to the needs of the people, the poor are the priority and prelates speak prophetically on issues like violence, inequality and corruption among the elites, who currently count on the hierarchy as an ally.
In his first homily as archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes urged unity, promised humility and promoted social ministries.
Health care law in Mexico requires that medical services are provided on a sliding scale, considering the ability of patients to pay. In light of the recent devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that it will provide medical services “even if you can’t pay on the sliding scale.”
On the first Sunday since the earthquake, priests in Mexico no longer able to say Mass inside collapsing churches instead held services outside paying homage to victims and survivors. The damage to churches is affecting communities, since the buildings serve as pillars of strength in times of distress.